Gilbert & Sullivan: THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD (1950)
Lt. Cholmondely - DONALD HARRIS
Colonel Fairfax - LEONARD OSBORN
Sergeant Meryll - DARRELL FANCOURT
Leonard Meryll - NEVILLE GRIFFITHS
Jack Point - MARTYN GREEN
Wilfred Shadbolt - RICHARD WATSON
First Yeoman - NEVILLE GRIFFITHS
Second Yeoman - GEOFFREY SANDERS
Elsie Maynard - MURIEL HARDING
Phoebe Meryll - ANN DRUMMOND-GRANT
Dame Carruthers - ELLA HALMAN
Kate - DEIDREE THURLOW
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Isidore Godfrey, conductor
When maiden loves
Tower warders under orders
When our gallant Norman foes
Alas I waiver to and fro
Is life a boon?
Here’s a man of jollity
I have a song to sing, O!
How say you maiden, will you wed
I’ve jibe and joke
‘Tis done, I am a bride
Were I thy bride
FINALE, ACT I
Oh, Sergeant Meryll is it true?
Didst thou not, oh, Leonard Meryll!
To thy fraternal care
The pris'ner comes to meet his doom
My lord! my lord!
Night has spread her pall once more
Oh, a private buffoon is a light hearted loon
Hereupon we’re both agreed
Free from his fetters grim
Hark! What was that sir?
Like a ghost his vigil keeping
A man who would woo a fair maid
When a wooer goes a wooing
Comes the pretty young bride
Hold, pretty one!
Oh thoughtless crew!
Richmond RS 62012 (mono Lp)
Recorded in London, July 18, 1950
Digital transfer by F. Reeder